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ASTM invites papers for sensor technologies symposium.

April 15, 2013

Papers are invited for 4th Symposium on the Evaluation of Existing and New Sensor Technologies for Fatigue, Fracture and Mechanical Testing to be held May 7-8, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario. Papers are solicited in areas such as advanced noncontact strain, displacement, and velocity measuring techniques; deformation and strain measurement in extreme environments; advanced techniques for crack length and initiation determination; and progress in standard development. Read More

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NREL Wind Center previews changes in wind industry.

April 15, 2013

Researchers at NREL, along with industry partners, are advancing a more sustainable energy future at the National Wind Technology Center by testing the most advanced wind turbine technologies and preparing them for future deployment. NREL entered into partnership with Alstom in early 2011 when its ECO 100 wind turbine was installed at NWTC for certification testing. Turbine was recently updated to ECO 110 with 110 m rotor diameter, making it the largest, most powerful wind turbine on NWTC site. Read More

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Food Safety Summit Resource Center returns for PACK EXPO.

April 15, 2013

PMMI will team with BNP Media to bring latest iteration of the Food Safety Summit Resource Center to PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013. Resource center brings together Subject Matter Experts who can address regulations and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act as well as other important food safety issues including Food Packaging, HACCP, Economic Fraud, Safety and Regulations for Allergens, Labeling, Pest Control, Sanitation, and Traceability. Read More

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ISPE Guidance helps standardize clinical trial booklet labels.

April 15, 2013

ISPE has issued first-ever guidance to help companies conducting clinical trials in multiple countries standardize their use of booklet labels. Templates, guidelines, and tools make it easier for companies to use booklet labels consistently and effectively and justify their booklet label methods to international regulatory authorities. By following recommendations, companies can feel confident that their booklet label strategy is supported by scientific, risk-based methodology. Read More

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ISO Standard Sets Guideline for armed maritime guards.

April 12, 2013

ISO Technical Committee (TC) 8, Ships and marine technology, developed ISO/PAS 28007:2012, Ships and marine technology – Guidelines for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) providing privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships (and pro forma contract). Document outlines operational requirements for casualty management, incident reporting, and investigations. It also addresses security management system elements and contains sector-specific requirements. Read More

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Voluntary Standards aid spring cleaning.

April 12, 2013

IEC 60335-2-2 Amd.1 Ed. 6.0 b:2012, Amendment 1 sets down guidelines for vacuums and cleaning apparatuses that use water-suction to clean surfaces, while ISO 19954:2003 offers test methods for evaluating washability of shoes in standard home washing machine. Another standard, ASTM F2367-04a(2010), provides uniform labeling criteria and package requirements for upright brooms, including inch pound unit values, while ANSI B71.1-2012 provides safety specifications for grass-cutting devices. Read More

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AIA Says Repealing Sequestration will aid USA security, economy.

April 12, 2013

AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey called upon Congress and President Obama to use upcoming budget cycle to reverse sequestration budget cuts. Specifically, AIA desires elimination of sequestration caps and enactment of "predictable and stable budgets" for DOD, FAA, NASA, and NOAA. Doing such, according to Blakey, "is essential to provide a sufficient level of investment in infrastructure, R&D and acquisition of assets to support our national security and economy." Read More

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TRIB Members address passenger tire retreading.

April 12, 2013

TRIB Members around the world were sent short survey asking their thoughts and plans regarding Passenger Tire Retreading. According to their response, the top 3 drivers for passenger tire retreading growth include cost savings compared to new tires, growing export markets, and environmental benefits. Top 3 drivers for tire retreading decline include low-cost/quality new tires, public perception/education, and size proliferation. Read More